This March Michael Parrott, 43, of Exeter is upping their daily step count as he takes on Prostate Cancer UK’s virtual fundraising challenge, March the Month, to raise money for the leading men’s health charity.
Michael aims to walk 11,000 steps a day to represent more than 11,000 dads, grandads, sons, brothers and mates who die from prostate cancer every year. Michael Parrott was inspired to take part in March the Month and is hoping to raise £500 to help beat prostate cancer, which is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK.
Michael said: “I have decided to take on March the Month for Prostate Cancer UK because it is an amazing cause and it is extremely important to raise awareness of prostate cancer, especially in times when our attention is rightly on covid-19. People can fund my challenge at:
“I’m really looking forward to challenging myself this March, and I’m delighted to be raising awareness and funds to help stop prostate cancer being a killer.”
Tracey Pritchard, Director of Fundraising & Supporter Engagement at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We’re incredibly proud that Michael Parrott has joined our team of remarkable walkers taking on March the Month, and raising vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK.
“It’s particularly pertinent that the 11,000 steps taken every day represent those who die from prostate cancer each year. We want to make prostate cancer something that the next generation of men do not fear and to continue to be here for them and their loved ones – especially since the Covid-19 pandemic has made living with a diagnosis only harder.
“Hard times show what people stand for. When the future is uncertain and the choices are tough, we stand for men with prostate cancer. We thank Michael and everyone who is taking part in March the Month – and all of our fundraisers – for their support.”